Crossmodal equivalences : multisensory composition and the induction of non-ordinary experience

Authors
Miller, Eric
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Century, Michael
Bahn, Curtis
Hahn, Tomie
Walf, Alicia
Issue Date
2020-08
Keywords
Electronic arts
Degree
PhD
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Abstract
This text offers a framework for discussing a mode of artistic practice aimed at inducing non-ordinary experience, drawing from the fields of philosophy of mind, cognitive science, and aesthetics. It describes a methodology for a large-scale installation project where differing configurations of visual, auditory, and tactile stimulation methods are tested against each other through the facilitation of a user experience survey. The findings of this project are discussed, which support the hypotheses that not only can facets of non-ordinary experience be induced through exposure to a blending of multisensory techniques within a compositional framework, but the effect profile, or tuning of these facets, may also be altered through altering the configuration of stimulation. Potential future applications for inducing non-ordinary experiences through multisensory stimulation are considered, with emphasis on trauma therapy.
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August 2020
School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
Department
Dept. of the Arts
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
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